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Lillian Russell ()


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Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.

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Lillian Russell
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Edward Solomon
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Alexander Moore
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Diamond Jim Brady
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The Famous J.L.
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Tony Pastor
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Grandma Leonard
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Cynthia Leonard
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Charles K. Leonard
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William Gilbert
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Edna McCauley
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Arthur Sullivan (as Claude Allister)
Joe Weber ...
Himself (as Weber)
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Himself (as Fields)
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Eddie Foy Sr.
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Marie
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Leopold Damrosch
Diane Fisher ...
Dorothy
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Lillian Russell's Sister
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Lillian Russell's Sister
Alice Armand ...
Lillian Russell's Sister
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President Cleveland (as William Davidson)
Hal K. Dawson ...
Chauffeur
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Dr' Dobbins
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Jeweler
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Mr. Sloane
Frank Darien ...
Coachman
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Hank
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Miss Smyth
Ferike Boros ...
Mrs. Rose
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Official (as Frank Thomas)
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Stage Doorman
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Soldier
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Soldier
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Soldier (as Paul Burns)
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Mrs. Hobbs
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Woman (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
A.S. 'Pop' Byron ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Bradley (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
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Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Thaddeus Jones ...
Mose (uncredited)
Dennis Kaye ...
Newly Born Baby (uncredited)
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Frank (uncredited)
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Stage Manager (uncredited)
Dave Morris ...
Drunk (uncredited)
James C. Morton ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Steve O'Brien ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
Robert Ryan ...
Owen (uncredited)
Floyd Shackelford ...
Valet (uncredited)
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Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Stella Shirpsor ...
Baby (uncredited)
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Jack - Reporter (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Lillian West ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Philip Winter ...
Mr. Martin - Tenor (uncredited)
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Maid (uncredited)

Directed by

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Irving Cummings

Written by

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William Anthony McGuire ... (screen play)

Produced by

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Gene Markey ... associate producer
Darryl F. Zanuck ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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David Buttolph ... (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge ... (uncredited)
Alfred Newman ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Leon Shamroy ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Walter Thompson ... film editor

Art Direction by

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Richard Day
Joseph C. Wright

Set Decoration by

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Thomas Little ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Travis Banton ... (costumes)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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D. Ross Lederman ... second unit director (uncredited)
Booth McCracken ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)
Arthur von Kirbach ... sound

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Alfred Newman ... musical director
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Seymour Felix ... dances staged by
Madame Rosa Binner ... diamond corset (uncredited)
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Also Known As
  • Le roman de Lillian Russell (France)
  • La reina de la canción (Spain)
  • A Bela Lillian Russell (Brazil)
  • Il romanzo di lilian russell (Italy)
  • A Rainha da Canção (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 127 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In order to secure the part of Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Henry Fonda had to sign a long-term contract with Fox. Except for The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), Fonda disliked the other films he was forced to do, none more than "Lillian Russell." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978). See more »
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